What is CraterWorks MakerSpace?
We are a do-it-yourself (DIY), maker, hacker, and industrial art space that provides entrepreneurs, students, craftspeople and the average Joe a place to create and innovate in a collaborative environment. This state-of-the art, communal makerspace strives to bring people together to share the tools, knowledge and resources needed to bring ideas to life, offering more than 20,000 square feet of space with equipment for designing, prototyping and manufacturing virtually anything imaginable – all under one roof.
Thanks to substantial investments from the Morris Family Foundation, Oregon Career Technical Education and the generous support of the community, CraterWorks first opened its doors in May 2019, transforming the old Crater Iron building into an architecturally-inspiring “innovation hub” outfitted with brand new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment.
Since opening, the CraterWorks Makerspace has continued to attract a steady-stream of curious seekers, as our exceptionally talented collective of artists, hobbyists and community members come together to contribute to the space by teaching, supporting, collaborating and creating. Giving students the opportunity to experience this type of immersive environment of side-by-side learning with entrepreneurs and artisans helps increase their awareness of and interest in potential career opportunities, as they are able to envision themselves pursuing professional trade opportunities as they learn and grow alongside community members.
Powerful advocates for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, and math, we are deeply involved in the educational and economic development efforts of Central Point, and encourage new product and business creation through partnerships and idea-sharing.